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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Santadi Shardana 2006
Santadi Shardana 2006
(search item no. 109700)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $33.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

SHARDANA is the name for the native Sardinians — and the mysterious red symbol on the label shown above is a Phoenician S. Three thousand years later, Neil and Maria Empson chose this ancient word for their own tribute to beautiful Sardinia: a full-bodied, voluptuous red from 85% indigenous (partly pre-Phylloxera!) Carignano grapes and 15% Shiraz. The style was inspired by Sulcis' exceptional terroir and reflects the region's power-packed, layered complexity; the depth of its seas, the spicy fragrance of its ever-present winds.
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About Cantina Santadi:

Founded in 1960 in Sardinia and counting 988 acres of prime, gently rolling soil reaching out to the sea, Cantina Santadi is run under the strictest, most quality-based criteria.

The arenaceous terrain of Sulcis’ coastline is unique in that pre-phylloxera rootstock survives and thrives: the finely textured, wind-swept sand naturally prevents phylloxera from depositing its eggs!

Add to this one of Italy's legendary and brilliant oenologists, Piero Cella... and what you have can only be a range of true Sardinian gems.